Choose Your Metrics [The Dog Poop Post]

Choose Your Metrics [The Dog Poop Post]

We are surrounded with metrics we can choose to measure our lives by. And we have no end of apps and tools and widgets and trackers we can use. We live by the streak or we die by the streak. So some people say, anyhow. I’m not a fan of streak… for some...
Goals for January 2023

Goals for January 2023

I’ll talk more about my ongoing battle with ambition vs. contentment and how that’s affecting my goal making process, but for now here are my January goals. After the magical build up of Christmas, the fun of the day itself, and the dead zone afterwards,...
An Hourly Wage For Your Personality?

An Hourly Wage For Your Personality?

I had a bad experience in Tesco recently. I was in my local branch of the huge UK supermarket, at the checkout, when my checkout operator was approached by a supervisor who proceeded to reprimand her for not giving customers the blue charity tokens and for not being...

Productivity & Life Hacks: Personal Rules

As we head towards what promises to be the third calendar year impacted by the COVID pandemic, it’s fair to say that the changes we made in response to the start of lockdown just aren’t cutting it any more. As I like to say, a crisis is unexpected and...

What I Read in January & February (2021)

Well, it’s been a long time since I posted anything on here. Things are good. We’re coming towards the end of the third lockdown period in England and I’ll say that this one has been difficult in different ways – it’s felt as if the virus...

Lockdown Regret

It feels like the start of the end of lockdown. Things are opening up again, and rules are being relaxed, and even the most vulnerable people are being told they’ll be back to work by August. And so, lockdown is ending. Over the last few days, I’ve had...

Blogs + Who Turned The Air Off?

One of my lockdown discoveries: I love reading blogs. I’m absolutely LOVING my daily 5 minutes reading The SHU Box, that’s my favourite. I also read Laura Vanderkam, Grateful Kae, and Lag Liv. I love the Heart Breathings updates too, but she does a lot by...

COVID19 Check In: Phase Two

Phase Two is my own name, by the way. That’s kind of how it feels since the non-essential retail was allowed to re-open, which was last Monday here in England. Before then, it was all about staying home unless you were doing something essential – like a...

What I Read In May (2020)

May was a great reading month. Still largely in lockdown here in England, with some minor relaxations such as outdoor distanced gatherings of up to 6 people being allowed, and still avoiding the news and social media scroll, I got through a good amount of books....

The Duty of Authenticity

As I write this, I’ve just learned that a highly successful public couple are set to divorce. Their announcement has rocked their community, of which I guess I would say I’m a one-toe-in-the-water, back-of-the-crowd member. I’ve read the books. I...
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